LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — GCN, Inc. (Gaming Group Community), a part of the GameSquare Esports group of firms, introduced an alliance with Black Fireplace Innovation, a collaboration between UNLV Workplace of Financial Improvement and Caesars Leisure, Inc. This staff effort will unite GCN’s gaming and esports experience with Black Fireplace Innovation’s state-of-the-art services.
“The collaboration between Black Fireplace Innovation and GCN will additional esports innovation to create extra alternatives and collaboration within the broader video gaming business,” mentioned Drew Brunson, GCN’s Vice President of Partnerships and Activations, UNLV alumnus, and long-time supporter of Black Fireplace Innovation.
By this alliance, GCN will drive various initiatives, together with: producing collegiate esports tournaments, internet hosting and training content material creators, and growing curriculum as a part of a grasp class collection for college students to realize real-world insights inside the gaming and esports business. GCN additionally plans to draw manufacturers to interact with its applications being produced at Black Fireplace Innovation.
GCN bridges the hole between conventional media and gaming throughout its proprietary media community that reaches 65M+ MAUs (month-to-month lively customers) within the US and 115M+ MAUs globally; GCN makes use of this attain to drive premium content material designed to impress conversations. In partnership with Van Wagner Sports activities and Leisure, GCN just lately produced its inaugural Collegiate Esports Invitational that includes Fortnite. The occasion was held at Black Fireplace Innovation, the place faculties and universities from ten NCAA conferences competed for the nationwide crown, in the end gained by the College of Maryland, Baltimore County.
“One of many missions of Black Fireplace Innovation is to advance the hospitality and gaming house as we all know it at this time — by way of creativity, entrepreneurship, and the acceleration of recent applied sciences. GCN is an rising thought chief within the international esports group, and we’re delighted to collaborate with them at Black Fireplace Innovation,” mentioned Bo Bernhard, Ph.D., Interim Affiliate Vice President for UNLV Workplace of Financial Improvement and Govt Director of UNLV Worldwide Gaming Institute.
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